City of the Living Dead
Directed by Lucio Fulci
A reporter and a psychic try to close the gates of hell before zombies invade Earth in the first of Italian gore maestro Lucio Fulci's "Gates of Hell" trilogy. After a priest guarding the gates dies, Mary and Peter learn that his death created the opportunity for the dead to rise in only a few days. Soon enough, gruesome things start happening - including the film's most famous sequence where a female victim literally pukes her guts out. If George Romero's living dead films are too tame for you, Fulci's films should satisfy all your creepy cravings. Contains violence and gore.
A reporter and a psychic try to close the gates of hell before zombies invade Earth.
Cast: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Classic Lucio Fulci! Just cant go wrong with the classics.
Gotta love the Italians - they never had a problem throwing things like plot, narrative or logic get in the way of a good nightmare. Balls-out gore, surreal imagery and an atmosphere of sickening dread are what movies like this are all about. Is it silly? Sure, what with the teleporting zombies, but as with nightmares (and real life) sometimes CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD is silly and scary at the same time.
Too damn boring
The movie had me interested at first but then it just dragged on and on. They had one special effect to kill people and they used it over and over. Interesting concept horrible ending.
This is also known as THE GATES OF HELL. It's a cult classic. Not really up to today's standards of cinematography, but creepy and crazy enough to earn a watch.